on taking YOUR first step towards a healthier, smoke free YOU!

I know how it feels to REALLY want to Stop Smoking

Smokers believe that their unconscious habit of having to smoke a cigarette after a meal, or upon waking up or after a stressful experience, is something that they need and something that they cannot change.  This is not true.  I used to be a really good smoker, I smoked between 15 and 25 cigarettes a day depending on my social activities and stress levels.  Like all of us I knew deep down that smoking was not good for me.  Every winter I suffered badly from bronchitis that would sometimes convert into pneumonia and I knew that smoking was hindering my ability to heal.  After many different attempts to stop smoking (I tried sprays, gum, you name it), I eventually decided to go cold turkey.  One Friday after work, I announced to my family that I would be staying in bed all weekend and that when I got up on Monday, I would be a NON smoker!  And that’s exactly what I did … I bought myself a really fat book, a bag of baby carrots and a 5 litre bottle of spring water and I went to bed.  I did get up on Monday a NON smoker and  I’m proud to say that I have never smoked again.  However, I wouldn’t wish the cravings and withdrawal that I experienced on anyone!  I remember thinking that there HAS to be a better way to Stop Smoking???

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How Quitting Smoking with Hypnosis works

We are able to achieve so much

more when we are relaxed and it’s the same
with Hypnosis.  When we meet we will first chat about your smoking challenges and you will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you wish.  I will give you suggestions to relax and you are free to accept or reject these suggestions.  As all the suggestions I will ever give you are for your benefit, it is highly unlikely that you would choose to not accept them – can we ever relax enough?!?

When we relax deeply

our brainwaves slow down to an alpha state where our subconscious mind is more open to receiving and accepting suggestions, such as quitting smoking.  We all experience this  natural alpha state every day.  It’s that floaty feeling just before we go to sleep or just before we are fully awake, like when we are daydreaming or fantasizing about our dream job or dream partner we wish to meet.  I’m sure you can identify with that feeling when you are warm and snug, curled up reading a great book or totally engrossed in a gripping movie?   You might even be amazed when you realize how much time has gone by without you even noticing?  Hypnosis is a very effective tool used to access this totally naturally occurring state.

After your first consultation

you will be given my Quitting Smoking Programme which you will follow for at least 5 days prior to your next consultation.  The good news is that you WILL leave your second consultation a NON SMOKER!  You will even be given a Reinforcement Recording to take home with you to further support you on your journey.  With Hypnosis, possible withdrawal effects are reduced or even completely eliminated, leaving you to enjoy your new, SMOKE FREE life!

Quitting for good IS easy… when you know how!!

What you WILL gain:

  • Improved energy levels
  • Improved lung capacity
  • Improved levels of oxygen in the body
  • Improved fertility
  • Improved smell and taste
  • Healthier loved ones (no more 2nd hand smoke)
  • Less stress
  • Longer life
  • Whiter teeth
  • Younger looking skin
  • No more guilt!!!

Learn how to focus your subconscious mind

to achieve your goals and live the healthy life you deserve to live!

An average smoker smokes approximately 20 cigarettes a day.

A box of cigarette costs ±  R35, this equates to an average spend of R1085 per month!


Quitting Smoking Programme

  • A proven, effective and easily achievable programme consisting of 2 x  highly individualized  1.5 hour confidential consultations in a safe and secure environment.
  • You will be in complete control and you will be communicating at all times.
  • Extreme relaxation where your subconscious mind is accessed through safe hypnotic techniques.
  • Hypnosis is a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. It is most often compared to the feeling of daydreaming.

R2 150 [ 2 x 1.5hr sessions ]


take-home reinforcement recording

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Genesis Comprehensive Scheme members

are covered for Quitting Smoking with a SAIH registered Hypnotherapist.

About Me
Besides being a former smoker, I am also a Certified Hypnosis Practitioner and a registered member of SAIH (South African Institute of Hypnotism)  For the past 9 years I have been partnering my clients on their Quitting Smoking journey.  You can read some of their testimonials here


Safe proven hypnosis techniques


Supportive & Safe Environment

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Desiree E. Attwood CHT

Certified Hypnosis Practitioner
(non medical) (SAIH)



of 1000 people stopped smoking with hypnotherapy for 18 months or more

American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Von Dedenroth, T. 1968


Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis

Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 year’s post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using

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hypnosis. University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.


Reported Abstinence From Tobacco Use With Hypnosis

A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At 3-month follow-up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued 

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abstinence from the use of tobacco using hypnosis. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


Reported They Had Stopped Smoking After Hypnosis

30 smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. 21 patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% 

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of those patients reported that they had stopped smoking, and 48% reported abstinence at 12 month’s post-treatment. Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81. Clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation: preliminary results of a three-session intervention. Elkins GR, Rajab MH.

Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Remain Smoke-Free After Two Years

Study of 71 smokers showed that after a two-year follow up, patients that quit with hypnosis were twice as likely to remain smoke-free than those who quit on their own.

Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.

Hypnosis More Effective Than Drug Interventions For Smoking Cessation

Group hypnosis sessions, evaluated at a less effective success rate (22% success) than individualized hypnosis sessions. However, group hypnosis sessions were still demonstrated here as being more effective than drug interventions.

Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, OH 43210, USA Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.

Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times as Effective as Patch and 15 Times as Effective as Willpower.

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone.

University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.)


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